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Date Time Speaker Title Presentation Material
16th January 2013 14:10 to 17:00 D Chillingworth Dynamics of bulk nematics in a uniform shear flow (informal workshop)
22nd January 2013 14:00 to 15:00 C Calderer Polyelectrolyte gels: modeling chemo-mechanical interaction
23rd January 2013 15:30 to 17:00 D Chillingworth Dynamics of bulk nematics in a uniform shear flow (informal workshop)
24th January 2013 11:00 to 12:00 N Mottram Modelling bistable displays using Q-tensor theory
29th January 2013 14:00 to 15:00 D Phillips Analysis of chevron patterns using gamma convergence
29th January 2013 16:00 to 17:00 J Dawes Informal workshop on groups, orbits and bifurcation I
1st February 2013 11:00 to 12:00 J Dawes Informal workshop on groups, orbits and bifurcation II
5th February 2013 14:00 to 15:00 M Allen Monte Carlo simulations and Onsager density functional theory of hard particle liquid crystal models
6th February 2013 16:00 to 17:00 D Chillingworth Informal workshop on shear flow
7th February 2013 11:00 to 12:00 J Park Some mathematical analysis of molecules in Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals
7th February 2013 16:00 to 17:00 R Lauterbach Informal workshop on Groups, Orbits and Bifurcation III
11th February 2013 15:00 to 17:00 L Longa Introduction to Density Functional Theory of Liquid Crystals
12th February 2013 14:00 to 15:00 S Kralj Stabilization of liquid crystalline structures exhibiting topological defects
14th February 2013 11:00 to 12:00 J Dawes Informal workshop on groups, orbits and bifurcation
19th February 2013 14:00 to 15:00 B Zhilinskii Symmetry breaking and symmetry defects. Invariant theory applications
20th February 2013 14:00 to 15:00 D Chillingworth Informal workshop on shear flow
20th February 2013 15:00 to 16:00 L Longa Introduction to Density Functional Theory of Liquid Crystals II
21st February 2013 11:00 to 12:00 M Copic Soft Bend Elastic Constant and Transition to a Modulated Nematic Phase
26th February 2013 14:00 to 15:00 P Bauman Analysis and stability of bentcore liquid crystal fibers
28th February 2013 11:00 to 12:00 N Mottram Decoupling the Ericksen-Leslie equations
5th March 2013 14:00 to 15:00 G Gibbons Liquid crystals and general relativity
7th March 2013 11:00 to 12:00 D Cleaver Liquid crystals at patterned substrates
12th March 2013 14:00 to 15:00 A Zarnescu Mathematical problems of the Q-tensor theory of nematics
13th March 2013 11:00 to 12:00 S Praetorius The (Liquid-Crystal) Phase-Field-Crystal model - Derivations and Applications
13th March 2013 14:00 to 15:00 A Zarnescu Coarsening and Q-tensors for nematics (a mathematician's perspective)
14th March 2013 11:00 to 12:00 H Löwen Liquid crystals described within the phase-field crystal model
28th March 2013 11:00 to 12:00 M Osipov Foundations and derivations of the popular molecular theories of nematics including Maier-Saupe, Onsager and Density functional ones
2nd April 2013 14:00 to 15:00 M Dennis Disclinations & Biaxiality in Light
3rd April 2013 11:00 to 12:00 I Fatkullin Projection-operator formalism, BBGKY hierarchy, and kinetic equations. Part I
4th April 2013 09:00 to 10:00 Y Tabe Orientational and hydrodynamic motions in chiral liquid crystalline films induced by transmembrane flow
4th April 2013 14:00 to 15:00 D Liarte Elementary statistical models for nematic transitions in liquid-crystalline systems
5th April 2013 11:00 to 12:00 I Fatkullin Projection-operator formalism, BBGKY hierarchy, and kinetic equations. Part 2
16th April 2013 14:00 to 15:00 R Ignat Line defects in a variational model related to liquid crystals
16th April 2013 15:00 to 16:00 E Kats Landau Theory for ''Mendeleev's'' Tables of Polar Smectic Structures
17th April 2013 11:00 to 12:00 P Teixeira Liquid crystal foam
17th April 2013 12:00 to 13:00 G D'Alessandro Using slow manifolds to model liquid crystals in Q-tensor theories
23rd April 2013 14:00 to 15:00 M Telo da Gama Nematics: how do they wet ?
23rd April 2013 15:00 to 16:00 T Sluckin Ferronematic and ferroelectric liquid crystal colloids
25th April 2013 11:00 to 12:00 J Robbins Equivariant normal forms via the Moser trick
25th April 2013 12:00 to 13:00 I Stewart Continuum model for smectic A liquid crystals
30th April 2013 14:00 to 15:00 M Bowick Facets of Order in Liquid Crystalline Vesicles
30th April 2013 15:00 to 16:00 M Warner Two and half liquid crystal motors
2nd May 2013 11:00 to 12:00 M Osipov Molecular-statistical theory of surface anchoring of LCs. Fundamental problems
2nd May 2013 12:00 to 13:00 O Lavrentovich Statics and dynamics of colloidal particles in liquid crystals
7th May 2013 11:00 to 12:00 S Barnett The Enigma of Optical Momentum
7th May 2013 12:00 to 13:00 C Zannoni Molecular organizations in the bulk and close to surfaces
7th May 2013 14:00 to 15:00 I Smalyukh Topological defects in nematic liquid crystals dictated by topologically nontrivial confinement and colloids
9th May 2013 11:00 to 12:00 S Joo New numerical scheme and simulations for undulations in smectic A liquid crystals
9th May 2013 12:00 to 13:00 J Yeomans Active nematics: the role of defects
14th May 2013 14:00 to 15:00 M Copic Effect of flow on nematic fluctuations in a slab
16th May 2013 12:00 to 13:00 TB Liverpool Soft active matter - liquid crystalline order, rheology and oscillations
23rd May 2013 11:00 to 12:00 A DeSimone Energies and Shear Moduli in Nematic Elastomers
23rd May 2013 12:00 to 13:00 I Pinkevych Photorefractive effect and two beam energy exchange in hybrid liquid crystal cells
28th May 2013 14:00 to 15:00 E Kats Landau weak crystallization theory of main phase transition in membranes
30th May 2013 11:00 to 12:00 J Ball Professor Jerry Ericksen interviewed by John Ball. A film of a recent interview of Jerry Ericksen will be shown.
4th June 2013 14:00 to 15:00 Y Yu Photoinduced deformation of crosslinked liquid crystal polymers: from ultraviolet to near-infrared light
6th June 2013 11:00 to 12:00 Z Ou-Yang The geometric elastic theory of fluid membrane vesicles with a liquid crystal model: the Helfrich model of lipid bilayers and its applications to soft matter
7th June 2013 14:00 to 17:00 M Monastyrsky & M Longair & C Cockroft & D Khmelnitsky Soviet Physics in 1920s-1950s and English- Russian Scientific Relations ( Cockroft, Dirac, Kapitsa, Peierls...)
11th June 2013 14:00 to 15:00 L Nguyen Existence and uniqueness of the radial hedgehog in Landau-de Gennes model
13th June 2013 11:00 to 12:00 B Pelcovits Self assembly of fd viruses
13th June 2013 16:00 to 17:30 N Abbott Endotoxin-Induced Ordering Transitions in Liquid Crystalline Droplets
5th July 2013 09:00 to 09:45 E.G Virga The Excluded Volume of Convex Bodies
5th July 2013 09:45 to 10:00 J Fontana Self-Assembled Nanoparticle-Ligand Optical Metasurfaces
5th July 2013 10:00 to 10:15 P Ackerman Towards an Optical Nano-Laboratory in a Liquid Crystal Defect
5th July 2013 10:15 to 10:30 N Kozlyuk NMR Studies of DNA Aligned in DMPC/DHPC/CS Bicelle Mixtures
5th July 2013 11:00 to 11:15 M Pevnyi Probing Liquid Crystal Elastomer Structure with Polarized Light Scattering
5th July 2013 11:15 to 11:30 M Cancula Modelling Light Propagation Through Radial-Director Liquid Crystal Waveguides
5th July 2013 11:30 to 11:45 A.G Dumanli Iridescent Films from Cellulose Nanocrystals
5th July 2013 11:45 to 12:00 D Poudereux Sánchez Photonic Liquid Crystal Fiber Interferometer
5th July 2013 12:00 to 12:15 I Lazo-Martinez Visualizing Induced Fluid Flows around a Sphere in Isotropic and Nematic Liquids
5th July 2013 12:15 to 12:30 P Salamon Flashing Flexodomains and Electroconvection Rolls in a Nematic Liquid Crystal
5th July 2013 14:00 to 15:15 J Huppert Science Policy Forum
5th July 2013 15:15 to 17:00 Poster Session
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